Candace Owens Shuts Down Rioters at Bruin Republican Event
The Bruin Republicans collaborated with Turning Point USA to invite Charlie Kirk and his special guest Candace Owens to give a lecture titled “Exposing Leftist Lies and Progressive Propaganda,” which protesters retaliated by hosting a block party to express their dissatisfaction with the event.
Turning Point USA is a student lead organization that mobilizes students to promote the principles of free market and limited government. The organization was formed by Charlie Kirk after he became disappointed with American college campuses as he alleged were overtly hostile towards conservative students. The organization taking on a slogan of, “Big Government Sucks.”
One of the biggest topics at the event was the Democratic Party and its affiliation with the black community. Guest Speaker Candace Owens began the conversation by introducing her childhood as one plagued with instability as her family endured a cycle of incarceration and later her convergence story from liberal to conservative.
A decision that emerged after she choose to rid herself of the victim mentality she alleged was being pushed on her by the Democratic Party. Describing this tactic by the Democrats as a new form of “slavery” amongst the black community in America, one that was keeping people of color unable to rid themselves of government benefits, which the Democratic Party offered in exchange for their vote.
As soon as the conversation continued forward various protesters in the audience began shouting their discrepancy about American and its “institutional racism,” calling on the injustice experienced by unarmed black men allegedly killed by racist white cops. One protestor in the audience also yelling, “We don't hate white police, we hate all police”. However, after these protesters were confronted with the statistical probability of a police man shooting a black man as one of .00004 percent, it caused more out of turn yelling from protests who scattered themselves all over the venue to disperse their interruptions and also coordinated themselves outside, hosting a full out block party as Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke began playing in their attempted to prevent discourse from ensuing, but the conversation, or lack of, continued anyways.
After the Q and A section was over, the protester remaining inside made a fashionable exist as they sprung up and yelled “No Trump, No KKK, No fascist USA” joining the block party outside as they danced away their frustrations and grievances.